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The Latest: FIFA president hails ‘celebration’ in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaeus says ”something has to change” about the team after its World Cup group-stage exit. As Germany travels home following the 2-0 loss to South Korea that eliminated the defending champion, Matthaeus says ”we missed the team spirit. Everything that was good four ...

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Brazil World Cup fan arrested in Russia on robbery warrant

MOSCOW (AP) A Russian court official says a Brazilian World Cup fan has been arrested in St. Petersburg as part of an extradition request from Brazil. Daria Lebedeva, a spokeswoman for the St. Petersburg city court, said Monday that Rodrigo Vicenti Dinardi was placed under arrest for two months. Brazil is seeking Dinardi’s extradition on charges of armed robbery. St. ...

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Extra Time in Russia: From VAR controversies to rowdy visitors, hosts grapple with new normal

MOSCOW: This past week since the World Cup kicked off must have come as a real shock to the system for the everyday people of hosts Russia. For football fans, the most obvious change to their viewing experience has been the debut of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) on the world stage. Already the new technology has left an indelible mark ...

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